BSE Bear Bulletin

December 19, 2014

BSE Winter Break Starts After Today!

Winter Break for students in Hamilton Southeastern Schools is December 20 through January 5. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 6.

Thank you to all of our parents and family members who joined us today to visit classrooms and celebrate the amazing learning of our students! I also want to thank all of you for your kind words and cards. I am truly blessed to work for the BSE community. See you in two weeks and don't forget to read with your little people during break!

Have a wonderful break!


Talent Show Auditions in January!

Attention parents of 3rd- and 4th-Grade Students:

PTO-Sponsored Talent Show auditions will be held after school on January 21and 22. Registration information will be available after winter break!

Thank You for Donating!

Miss Indiana, Sierra Combs (BSE 4th-grader), thanks all of you who donated gloves and socks to students in need!

Book Rental Fees Can Still be Paid on Skyward

Book rental fees can still be paid on Skyward! If you prefer to write a check for payment, you may bring it in to the BSE office.

At this time, a $7.50 late fee is due in addition to the book fees; please be sure to add this to your payment.

Thank you!

Hunger Never Takes a Holiday

The Fishers High School Boys Basketball Program invites all fans attending the December 19 game vs. Hamilton Southeastern High School at FHS to donate to their food drive to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

They are requesting non-perishable food items such as canned meats, soups, fruits, vegetables, peanut butter/jelly, boxes of macaroni and cheese, cereal and healthy snacks. (Please avoid glass containers.)

Donation boxes will be located at school entrances the night of the game. Thank you, Fishers Community, for helping them feed the hungry!

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Create a Holiday Tradition!

Light displays around town offer the perfect way to enjoy quality time with loved ones!

The holidays are upon us, and there are many ways families can celebrate the magic of the season while enjoying quality time with one another. Enjoy carry out in the comfort of your pajamas or bundle up and head out to your favorite restaurant, and get ready to see jaws drop in awe of holiday light displays!

Reynolds Farm Equipment hosts a free, drive-through light display located at 12501 Reynolds Drive in Fishers. Their light display is on 24 hours a day, seven days of the week, but the ideal time to stop by is after 5 p.m. Families can drive through the display and see animals, your favorite holiday villain and many other holiday scenes. The display at Reynolds Farm Equipment is available until January 1, so stop by before it leaves!

For those families who prefer to get out of the car and see the displays up close, consider stopping by the Nickel Plate District located behind Fishers Town Hall at 1 Municipal Drive. Fishers Department of Public Works has displayed more than 50,000 lights to admire while music from B105.7 the Christmas Station fills the air. Paired with a family dinner or your favorite holiday movie, light displays offer a unique way for the entire family to get into the Christmas spirit. The display in the Nickel Plate District is available until December 28.

Searching for other affordable options for fun? Visit our website at to view the Community Calendar of events happening right here in Fishers!

S.P.O.R.T. S. News

Spring 2015 Registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, and track and field will take place during the month of January (7v7 football will not be offered this spring). Online registration will open on January 1. The registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools (after January 6), the Fishers Library and the S.P.O.R.T.S office. Parents who register with a paper registration form will need to submit the form with check or cash payment. Credit cards are not taken in the office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with check or cash payment.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball - Hamilton Southeastern High School Youth Night – HSE girls basketball team will be hosting its Youth Night on Saturday, January 10, before their game against Evansville Memorial. All rec and travel players will get in free and get to run onto the court prior to the start of the varsity game. It is an afternoon game, so all players should arrive by 12:30 p.m. and line up near the fan stand.

Fishers Fire Track and Field is looking for volunteer high jump, long jump, and hurdle coaches for the 2015 season. They are also in need of board members and parent coordinators. The track season begins on April 17. Please contact if you competed in high school/college or have experience coaching and are interested.

The S.P.O.R.T.S. Office will be closed for the holidays December 22 through January 5. We will be checking voicemail and e-mail periodically while the office is closed. The S.P.O.R.T.S. Board of Directors and office staff wishes you a happy and safe holiday season!

Fishers Library Offers December Programs

Enjoy these programs at the Fishers library in December!

Story Time

Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

This is a drop-in Story Time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00, followed by an open craft and play time until noon.

Lego Program

Monday, December 22, 7:00 p.m.

Join the Youth Services for our Lego Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own Legos. For more information, call 579-0304.

More Programs Offered by Library in January

These programs are being offered by the Fishers library in January!

Story Time

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, and 20, at 7:00 p.m.

All Ages

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. The program room will be open from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00.p.m. You may make a craft and have playtime with the early literacy toys. Library staff will be on hand to share a story or two.

Story Time

Saturdays, (January 10, 17, and 31) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This is a drop-in Story Time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00, followed by an open craft and play time until noon.

Makers’ Meet-Up

Monday, January 5, and 12, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Grades 4-6

Explore interests, learn to use a variety of tools and materials-connect, invent and create! Full STEAM ahead! For more information please contact the Youth Department at 579-0304.

Waggin’ Tales

Thursday, January 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. For beginning or hesitant readers or those who love to read aloud. Call 317-579-0304 to sign up for 15 minutes of reading time.

Fisher’s Paws and Read

Saturday, January 10, at 12:00 p.m.

For all ages. No registration required. Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will have local volunteers here with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Wednesday, January 14, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Attendee must be between the grades of 1 and 5, and registration is required.

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. LEGO® kits will be provided.

Lego Fun

Monday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m.

Join the Youth Services for our Lego Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case, we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own Legos. For more information, call 579-0304.

Fisher’s Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, January 8, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Teen Program, Ages 13 and Older, Grades 7-12

Would you love to become more involved with the community and have no idea how? Do you need service hours for school? Come check us out!!! We have a lot of fun!

Puppies & Popcorn

Thursday, January 20, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Teen Program, Ages 13 and Older

Relax with the "Love on a Leash" therapy dogs. Run through a mock obedience course. Play some fun games, and enjoy some warm and delicious popcorn.

Writing & Other Unknown Variables

Thursday, January 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Teen Program, Ages 13 and Older

Featuring Shannon Lee Alexander (author of Love & Other Unknown Variables), this interactive workshop will focus on basic fiction writing, narrowing a topic and tips about the writing process. Expect to leave inspired!

Explore New Interest During National Hobby Month

Stop by and find out if glass-fusing could be a fun hobby for you and the children in your life!

January is National Hobby Month, which means it’s a great time to try something new! Fishers Parks & Recreation offers anyone ages 8 and up the opportunity to explore their creativity during DIY Wind Chimes. Adults, you are welcome to join in on the program, too. You don’t need any prior experience, just bring your imagination to Roy G. Holland Memorial Park on Saturday, January 10, from 1 until 2:30 p.m., and the entire class will be devoted to glass-fusing while having fun. Parents, we know you may be hesitant to let your child craft with glass, but Creative Escape staff members will be there every step of the way to guide their artistic exploration!

This program exposes participants to the techniques, supplies and fundamentals needed to successfully fuse glass. Wind chimes will be fused after the program concludes and will be available for pick-up at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office located at 11565 Brooks School Road a week later. Registration is required, and this program costs $26 for residents and $39 for nonresidents.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to host a variety of programs that expose children to new things without locking you into timely and expensive commitments. Join us for the unique program and check out the online Fun Guide for similar programs to participate in.

Registration is due by January 3, so secure your spot online, today!